Trader Joe’s

Both the Portland Daily Sun and the Forecaster have published articles about the grand opening of Trader Joe’s taking place later this week.

Acciola said about 85 percent of the staff is local and the rest – including herself – moved here because they wanted to work and live in Portland.

“There are a lot of foodies here,” she said. And while the newest Trader Joe’s resembles the company’s other locations, the Portland store is designed to capture the essence of Portland and the state of Maine, she said.